Friday, August 19, 2011

Feast vs Famine

I got to sit down to this delicious breakfast this morning ...

Just your plain multigrain toast, not brioch, sourdough or a bagel, just a simple, choc-full of additives, off-the-shelf standard bread.  I spread it with olive oil margarine, not mascarpone or ricotta, just your good old transfatty marg (well, not that good hey?).  I topped it with sliced strawberries, straight out of the punnet, off the shelf from Woolies, not picked by me off the organic farm!  How 'un-bloggy' of me. 

Why am I telling you this?  Because in all the struggle I am having at the moment in getting work, with no income right now, I have not wanted for anything!  I enjoyed every morsel of my breakfast, no matter how unglamorous or undecadent it was. 

I am so grateful that my boys and my husband also enjoyed a healthy modest breakfast (Weetbix with strawberries and soy milk). 

How our current situation is dwarfed by what is happening in East Africa.

I am overweight.  I have a clean home to live in.  I have clothes.  I have access to good medical care.  I have clean water to drink.  I am not threatened.  I can worship at my church of choice in peace.  I can read my bible without persecution.  I can provide all this to my children.  Blessing after blessing after blessing.  God is providing "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" Ephesians 3:20.  I am praying that God pours out his blessings on those poor starving people of East Africa. 

Dear Father, please remember your children in Kenya and Somalia.  Feed, clothe, heal them.  For Jesus' sake. Amen.

My dear readers, those of you who pray, please pray for this famine to cease.  Please pray that evil people do not stop aid.  Please pray for these precious souls who are our brothers and sisters.  Please pray for the little children who cannot fend for themselves. 

My children, although they have never been of the chubby bubby variety, have still been able to have normal baby-pudginess.  Chubby ruddy cheeks.  Never missed a meal.  Oh how my heart aches for those little babies who can't even hold their heads up due to starvation.  Oh the mothers and the fathers who look on through their own sunken eyes, at the horror of their dying children. 

If you want to help aid in East Africa with a financial donation, you can visit this site.  Or for a list of other aid agencies working in East Africa, try this site.

This post is linked to Rhonda's 'On My Mind'


  1. Fi what a moving gave me goosebumps. It certainly puts our little slights into persepective doesn't it?



Hey thanks for popping by! I read all your comments and really try and get to your blog too. Despite my good intentions, I don't always reply to each message but I am very grateful for the time you take in sharing your thoughts with me. Word verification is back up because I am getting spammed big time. So thanks for taking that extra step in commenting. Blessings, Fi xxxxx

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